XXIX BOGOTA FILM FESTIVAL
October 10th to 18th, 2012.
The Bogota Film Festival, organized by the Corporación Internacional de Cine, was created in1984 in order to reward Colombian Film Production. For its second Edition, the Festival brought together national and other Andean countries cinematography, and continued to honor productions from the Caribbean Islands, South America, Spain, France, Africa, the Pacific Coast, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Korea, Egypt, Germany, India and Philippines.
At present the Festival is recognized by the International Federation of Film
Producers Associations (FIAPF) entity which rules the festivals, as a world wide
Festival specialized in New Directors’ feature films.
The Festival rewards the best Opera Prima at an international level with the Pre-Columbian Circle Award in Gold, Silver and Bronze categories and the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle to the best director of an Opera Prima, making a selection from the first 3 feature films of a director that has not yet made his fourth one.
Documentaries have its own competition on Social themes, Art and Environment.At national level, the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle is given to the best Features and Short Colombian Film.
A consideration is given to a person or entity, which has been distinguished for its contribution to
the national and international film development.
The Festival invite as well directors who have done more than three films and exhibit Contemporary, Specialized and Classic Film Sections.
The purpose of the Bogotá Film Festival is to emphasize the best International Films, to recognize Colombian Film Production, to serve as a stimulus of the Film Industry and to diffuse cinematography culture.Article II
The XXVII Bogotá Film Festival will be held in Bogotá from October 10th to 18th, 2012.Article III
The Festival reserves the right to choose the films which it considers appropriate to enter the competition as well as for the parallel film samples. The Festival selects a film among the productions of a director who has not yet direct over three films.Article IV
While the Festival is taking place no invited film may be exhibited out side of projection rooms of the Festival before the official presentation..Article V
The Films should be shown in their original version with Spanish subtitles. A copy of the film (DVD), will have to be send before 1st July, 2012. The producer will take care of the transportation expenses.
The Bogotá Film Festival appoints the members of the Jury as well as the President. The Jury will be made up of President and a maximum of four (4) foreign and Colombian judges competent in the subject of cinematography art, and who have no ties with the productions or with the participants in competition.
The vote is secret. The decisions are taken by an absolute majority of voters in the election or by the relative majority in the following returns. The Directory and the General Secretary of the Bogotá Film Festival help in the deliberation of the Jury but they cannot vote. No person who has vested interests in the production and the promotion of any film in competition may form part of the Jury
PRE-COLUMBIAN CIRCLE AWARDS
The jury must assign the following awards:
The Pre-Columbian Gold Circle award to the Best Film.
The Pre-Columbian Silver Circle award to the Best Film.
The Pre-Columbian Bronze Circle award to the Best Film.
The Pre-Columbian Gold Circle award to the Best Colombian Film.
The Pre-Columbian Circle award to the Best Film can not be shared.
Each Film selected and exhibited at the Bogota Film Festival will receive a Participation Certificate.
The award winners and their distribution companies promise to use in the promotion of their Film the Pre-Colombian Circle award and the following text: “BOGOTÁ FILM FESTIVAL 2012″.
Documentation about each film selected should be delivered to the Secretary of the Festival before August 1st, 2012, to be used as promotional material and to prepare the catalogue.
The final print of each invited movie must be delivered to the Festival before September 1st , 2011.
IF THE COPIES OF THE FILMS ARE NOT RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE THEY WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO BE PRESENTED AT THE FESTIVAL
ALL DEADLINES SPECIFIED IN THE ARTICLE IN THE ARTICLE X ARE FINAL.
The expenses related by the shipment and insurance of the participating copies are to be paid their owner. The return of the copies as well as their insurance will be the responsibility of the Bogotá Film Festival.
The transportation expenses of the films sent to the members of the selection committee for their eventual invitation are entirely incurred by the producers of the organization witch supply the film
The Festival is only responsible for the projection, translation, storage, and the insurance expenses of the copies of the selected films since the moment they have been handed in to the Festival until the moment they are given to the freight agent for their return. In case of loss or damage of a copy the Festival will not be liable except for the value indicated by the producers in the Entry Form.
The Directory of the Bogota Film Festival retains the power to rule any case, which is not foreseen in these regulations, but in conformity with the International Regulations.
The Bogota Film Festival abstains from any political, moral and religious censorship of the Films exhibited during the Festival, giving equal free opportunity to the selected material..
The attendance to the Festival implies the compliance with the present rule.
During the Festival, no film entered in any of the festival sections may be screened more than a total of 3 screenings, including the screenings for the journalists. Films for side bars may be screened more than a total of 5 screenings including the screening(s) for the journalists and only in the city where Festival takes place and during the Festival’s official dates.
For any additional screenings of whatever nature, the Festival will have to obtain a written authorization from the producer or eventually, from his duly empowered representative.
Any screening held which is not authorized in writing or the object of a
contract is liable to legal pursuit for infringement of national laws and the International Copyright Conventions.